Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Latin America

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"Chile's Lessons in Leadership." International Herald Tribune. October 20, 2010. [Download as PDF]


"Time for Chile's Next Step in Economic Development," with Gordon C. McCord, Business Chile, November 12, 2004.

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"Call It Our Bolivian Policy of Not-So-Benign Neglect," Washington Post, October 26, 2003
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"A world for which Bush cares little," Financial Times, April 9, 2003.
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The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002.

"Duhalde’s Wrong Turn," Financial Times, January 11, 2002
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"Economic Development in Central America" edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.

"Reducing the Vulnerability to Natural Disasters: Hurricane Mitch and Central America," with Juan Carlos Barahona, Eduardo Doryan and Felipe B. Larrain Economic Development in Central America, Vol. II: Structural Reform edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"Tropical Underdevelopment," NBER Working Paper 8119.  February 2001.
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(based on speech prepared for Economic History Association Annual Meeting, September 2000 and CID Working Paper No. 57, December 2000)
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"A Structural Analysis of Chile's Long-Term Growth: History, Prospects, and Policy Implications," with Felipe B. Larrain and Andrew Warner. Prepared for the Government of Chile as part of the Project "Development Strategies in the Context of Natural Resource Abundance and Global Integration: the Case of Chile," January 2000.
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"Resource Endowments and the Real Exchange Rate: A Comparison of Latin America and East Asia," in Takatoshi Ito and Anne Krueger (eds) Changes in Exchange Rates in Rapidly Developing Countries: Theory, Practice, and Policy Issues. NBER-EASE Vol. 7. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

"Brazil Fever," in The Milken Institute Review, Second Quarter, 1999.
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"The External-Debt Problem in Central America" with Gerardo Esquivel and Felipe B. Larrain, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA.,  pp. 251-296.  1998.
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"Next Stop: Brazil," with Steven Radelet, New York Times, 14 October 1998. [Download as PDF]


"Resource Endowments and the Real Exchange Rate: A Comparison of Latin America and East Asia," presented at conference in Hong Kong, June 19, 1996, as part of Seventh Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics, forthcoming in conference volume and as NBER Discussion Paper. [Download paper as PDF]

"The Collapse of the Mexican Peso: What Have We Learned?," with Andres Velasco and Aaron Tornell, Economic Policy, No. 22, April 1996. [Download as PDF]

"Brazilian Inflation and the 'Plano Real'," with Alvaro Zini, Revista de Economia Politica, Vol. 15, No. 2(58), April-June 1995, and The World Economy, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1996.
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"Lessons from Mexico," with Aaron Tornell and Andres Velasco, mimeo Harvard University, March 1995.

"Why did we snub Russia and air Mexico?", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 1995.

"Interpreting the Mexican Peso Crisis," January 1995, mimeo.


"Bolivia: On the Road to Development," project report prepared for the Ministry of Exports and Competitiveness of the Government of Bolivia, September 1993.
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"O Futuro da Crise das Dividas na America Latina," in Nova Era da Economia Mundial, Norman Gall et al., Instituto Fernand Braudel de Economia Mundial, Pioneira: Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1989.

"New Approaches to the Latin American Debt Crisis," Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 174, July 1989, Princeton, NJ. Spanish translation in E1 Trimestre Economico, Vol. LVI (1), No. 221, Mexico, March 1989.


"Review Essay: 'Recent Studies of the Latin American Debt Crisis'," Latin American Research Review, Vol. XXIII, no. 3 (1988) pp. 170-179.
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"Social Conflict and Populist Policies in Latin America" prepared for conference on "Markets, Institutions, and Cooperations: Labour Relations and Economic Performance," Venice, Italy, October 1988, in R. Brunetta and C. Dell-Aringa (eds.), Labour Relations and Economic Performance, MacMillan Press, 1989. Spanish translation in Revista de Economica Politica, Vol. 10, No. 1(37), Jan-March, 1990, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and republished in Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Populismo Economico (Sao Paulo: Livraria Nobel S.A.) 1991.


"External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in Latin America and East Asia," with John Williamson, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1985.
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"Comment: Latin American Debt: I Don't Think We Are in Kansas Anymore" (by Diaz Alejandro), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1985.